Alabama Overturns Gay Sex Ban

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The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled on Friday, June 13 that prohibiting consensual homosexual intercourse is unconstitutional. The court unanimously overturned the anti-sodomy law, which defines gay sex as a crime. The ruling was made in the case of Dewayne Williams vs. State of Alabama in 2010, when Williams was convicted of sexual misconduct and sentenced to a year in prison because he had sex with another man.

About a dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws including Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah.

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